If Pat Burns were one of the dogs he trains, he would have put in 261 years on the job by now. If you’re doing the math that equates to more than three decades of coaxing canines into champions and helping handlers handle those canine champions. Pat Burns Elite Retriever Training, serving clients both nationally and abroad, was inspired by Burns’ love of dogs and hunting from an early age.
“I grew up in northwest Indiana where my love for hunting and the outdoors developed,” said Burns. “My love for hunting led me to training my own hunting dogs. I joined a training group and became involved with the Michiana Retriever Club. I was immediately hooked.”
Pat's knowledge of dogs, handling, and the sport in general is a given; however, where Pat truly excels is his unique ability to train handlers. He's approachable, and his easy going manner and patience puts you at ease while he intuitively identifies your and your dog's problems providing understandable solutions and the rational behind them. Your interaction with Pat will be one of the most informative and enjoyable you have ever experienced, and I cannot more highly recommend Pat to those who want to be the best they can possibly be while standing on line with their dog. Guns up!"
Betsy Broyd Says...
I have learned so much about handling a dog from Pat, as he so willingly shares his breadth of knowledge and experience as a field trial handler at the highest level...
— Betsy Broyd